Pears & Flowers Step Card

You may know by now that I try to make time to create projects for some of my favorite challenges. I particularly enjoy the challenges back at the Mod Squad Challenge. This week the host is Lee… She is a great host… Love her! She challenged us to use something with a Fruit or Harvest theme… Yes, it’s a Fruitful Harvest challenge!

I really wanted to create something special for Lee, so I took my time. Here is my design:

I stamped and heat embossed the flowers and two pears in gold. The first are from Flourishes’ Over the Garden Gate stamp set, and the last are from Inky Antics’ Holy Spirit’s Fruit.

I colored the images with alcohol markers. Next I fuzzy cut and sponged them with a little Distress Ink in Peeled Paint.

I also heat embossed a sentiment from Flourishes’ Spring Bouquet stamp set. I die cut the sentiment with Spellbinders French Frills set and sponged it very lightly, also with Peeled Paint Distress Ink. I embellished the label altering another label from Spellbinders Fancy Label Tags One. I cut the fancy label in three parts and adhered the pieces to the back of the stamped label, showing only the filigree edges.

The flowers were embellished with another altered die cut from Spellbinders Frosty Forms set. It is a Chistmas set but the round filigree label it includes actually matches the design nicely. I cut the label in half and added it around the fuzzy cut flowers.


My card base was layered with Carta Bella’s Hello Again paper pad. I did sponge the layers too with Peeled Paint Distress Ink, to give it sort the same tone. And finally I added the flowers on the tallest step, the two pears on the second step and the sentiment label on the front. To finish my design I added a few Baby Pearls – LeCreme.

I hope you enjoyed seeing my card and that you found my mini tutorial useful. I had fun making this card and I hope Lee likes it a lot!

If you have any questions about my card, feel free to leave a comment below. I thank you as always for stopping by.

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This card is also participating in:
Summer Colors – Bunny Zoe’s Crafts
Flowers – Dream Valley Challenges
Three of a Kind – The Crazy Challenge 
Anything Goes + Alcohol Markers – MarkerPOP
Stamps + Markers – Stamplorations

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16 thoughts on “Pears & Flowers Step Card

  1. Gracie….this just made my jaw drop!! So dainty and delicate….and such gorgeous coloring!! That mini tutorial is now on my To-Do list! I love that!! This card is pure eye-candy delight! Thanks so much for playing along with us and for all the sweet words!!! HUGS!!!


  2. Wow Gracie, this is stunning! I love the step card layout and your colours are fantastic! All the gold is just so elegant and what a clever way to use that little die cut piece! Beautiful all around! hugs 🙂


  3. Wow! I love your amazing card! I just love step cards. Thank you so much Gracie for your die tip! 😀 I just try it!.
    Thank you so much for joining us for our MarkerPOP challenge! You did such a great job! 😀
    Hugs, Marie, MarkerPOP DT


  4. This card is absolutely beautiful and stunning! I especially like the fruit and the sentiment! Could u send me the info on where I can purchase the sentiment stamp set? Thank u! My email is…thx again for the wonderful inspiration!


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